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Welcome to Lytham St Annes

A Seaside Haven in Lancashire

By Nigel Clarkson 10th Feb 2024 - Resident of Lytham St Annes

An Introduction to Lytham St Annes


Nestled in the North West of Lancashire, England, Lytham St Annes stands proudly on the Fylde coast, a place I was born in the old St Annes Hospital.

I sometimes never realise how lucky we are, liveing in a place known for its sandy beaches, Victorian architecture, and vibrant town centres.


With approximately 35,000 residents, this joint town, historically part of Lancashire and situated at the mouth of the River Ribble


It has been featured as one of the top 10 places to live in the UK and no wonder, it certainly has a unique charm, offering a peaceful getaway with a wealth of experiences for its visitors. That's why I love it here!

Exploring the Twin Towns
Lytham and St Annes

Lytham St Annes, though often recognized as a single entity, comprises two individual towns, Lytham, and St Annes each with its distinct appeal and attractions that were twinned together.

Lytham: Echoing Historical Elegance


Lytham, the easterly town, extends a warm welcome with its Grade I listed country house, Lytham Hall. Set amid expansive, well-manicured gardens like Ashton Gardens and Lowther Gardens, this public treasure epitomizes historical allure and architectural brilliance.


Meanwhile, the notable Lytham Windmill, also a Grade I listed building, graces Lytham Green, offering picturesque views over the River Ribble. Lots of great restaurants too!

Lytham Hall Estate

Ansdell & Fairhaven: In the middle


It has its railway station and a good variety of shops up and down Woodlands Road.

It is well known for Fairhaven Lake which has many amenities dotted around the lake, plus plenty of Car Parking and the latest addition a stepped sea wall to take in some sea air. Make sure to visit the RSPB Fairhaven Visitor Centre.

Granny's Bay near the White Church is a favourite starting place to park up and walk to either Lytham or St. Annes.

Miniture golf Fairhaven Lake

St Annes: Tranquil Beaches and Vibrant Life


Venture northwestward to St Annes, where the St Annes Pier, (established in 1885) presents a tranquil space to absorb scenic views and embrace the calming sea breezes.


We often explore the golden sands that run over 1 mile out at low tide and wander along the shoreline. There are lots of things to do for the kids along St Annes promenade including hiring out a Beach Hut. Plus plenty of shops and cafes in St. Annes Square along with Ashton Gardens.

St Annes Pier and Beach

Engaging activities in Lytham St Annes

Strolling Through Picturesque Parks and Gardens


Amidst the bustling attractions, the town's parks and gardens, such as Fairhaven Lake, Lowther Gardens, and Ashton Gardens, offer a peaceful refuge.


Whether you fancy a serene lakeside stroll or a leisurely wander through beautifully maintained floral displays, the town’s green spaces provide an idyllic escape.

Lowther Gardens

A Golfer’s Paradise:

Royal Lytham & St Annes


With a fabulous reputation, Royal Lytham St Annes has hosted The Open Championship on 11 occasions, the most recent being in 2012.


The Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club beckons golf enthusiasts to navigate its renowned courses and bask in its historic legacy.

Lytham Festival - Kylie

Notable Events: Celebrations and Cultural Experiences


Indulge in the lively spirit of Lytham St Annes through its cherished events.


The Lytham Proms and the Lytham Festival particularly stand out, offering a host of worldwide musical talent in the summer months near to Lytham Windmill on the Green. The town becomes a vibrant energy for a week every year.

The St Annes Kite festival each year in September never ceases to amaze worth worldwide competition on the beach.

Lytham Square

Family-Friendly Lytham St Annes


A Fun Day Out at St Annes Beach


Offering more than just serene landscapes, the beach provides a playground for the young and the young at heart, where sandy adventures, beach huts, and sea splashes await. There is nothing more pleasing to the eye as we walk along the promenade and watch young families building sand castles on the beach, Let's face it, the sand is perfect.

Parks: A Child’s Outdoor Wonderland


Explore Fairhaven Lake and the play area, allow the children to delight in the simple joys of nature, and perhaps enjoy a family boat sail across the gentle waters. The themed miniature golf one of the latest additions to the area is just great!

Culinary Delights


Don’t miss a stop at The Pavilion Cafe within Ashton Gardens. With delightful treats and refreshing beverages, it’s a pleasant pause amidst your adventures and dog friendly.

St. Annes Beach Boating Lake

Journeying to Lytham St Annes


Convenient Connectivity


Accessible via three railway stations - Lytham, Ansdell and Fairhaven, and St. Annes-on-the-sea - and numerous bus services, Lytham St Annes ensures straightforward travel for those opting for public transport.

Lytham Station

Driving to Your Destination


For those arriving by car, the A583 and the nearby M55 motorway provide smooth connectivity between Blackpool and Preston, ensuring your journey to Lytham St Annes is as enjoyable as your stay.

M55 Motorway

In Conclusion


Lytham St Annes, with its bountiful offerings, from scenic coasts and historical marvels to vibrant events and peaceful escapes, presents a destination where memories are crafted against a backdrop of varied, enriching experiences. It is becoming very popular with young families.

St Annes ponds near hotels

There is plenty to do nearby on the Fylde Coast, you have the Blackpool Illuminations, visit Blackpool Zoo and maybe make a trip to see Christmas by the sea.


Living by the sea has always been a main factor in my life and all of the family, that's why Lytham St Annes is an ideal place to recharge the batteries.

See you soon!

Nigel  Clarkson

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